Tripwire Security Analyst to Moderate Cyber Security Literacy Panel for Entrepreneurs

PORTLAND, Ore. — October 27, 2015 Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced that Ken Westin, senior security analyst, will moderate a panel on improving cyber security literacy for entrepreneurs. The panel is hosted by Built Oregon and will take place November 5, 2015, at the Southwest Broadway Union Bank branch in Portland.

In this panel, Westin and other cyber security experts from Portland will discuss how startups and entrepreneurs can secure their IT infrastructure as the threat landscape evolves.

Panel attendees will learn:

  • The most important steps entrepreneurs should take after discovering a data breach.
  • How to understand and mitigate business security risks, including those caused by remote workers, Internet of Things devices and the cloud.
  • Why data collection can be both a resource and a liability.

Intellectual property (IP) theft has cost U.S. companies an estimated $300 billion per year, according to a 2013 report by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. Cyber attacks targeting IP theft can have a profound impact on entrepreneurs, and small- to medium-sized businesses are prime targets for cyber criminals. In fact, PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2015 reported that compromises in medium-sized organizations increased 64 percent between 2013 and 2014.

“No business is too big or too small to be a target for cyber crime,” said Westin.  “Business leaders need to understand cyber security risks in order to speak confidently to their boards, investors and customers about their organizations’ security investments and resources.”

In addition to Westin, other panel members will include Jacob Hartley, special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Matthew Mosley, expert vulnerability management lead for Nike; Mahmood Sher-Jan, executive vice president at ID Experts; and Shawn Sands, vice president of sales at iovation.

Details of Westin’s panel:

Title: “Cyber Security Literacy for Entrepreneurs: What You Need To Know”
Who: Ken Westin, senior security analyst, Tripwire
When: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:30 p.m. PST
Where: Union Bank, 407 Southwest Broadway, Portland

Westin is an experienced security analyst with a special focus on incident detection, forensics and threat intelligence. His technology exploits have been featured in The New York Times, Mashable, and Vice.

For tickets and more information, please visit:

About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading provider of security, compliance and IT operations solutions for enterprises, industrial organizations, service providers and government agencies. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business context; together these solutions integrate and automate security and IT operations. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management, log management, and reporting and analytics. Learn more at, get security news, trends and insights at or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.

Press Contacts

Ray Lapena
PR Manager